Puerto Galera, a beautiful bay on the NE tip of Mindoro is a favorite spot for cruisers. The bay is a UNESCO Biosphere site and voted one of the most beautiful bays in the world. There is the delightful Puerto Galera Yacht Club which is very welcoming to cruisers. You can anchor in the bay around the corner from Muelle Bay or pick up one of the yacht club moorings. We just enjoyed the surrounds here and took a little tricycle trip into Sabang for an afternoon one day. Puerto Galera is a bit more laid back than Sabang. I took a tricycle trip to Talinapan Village which was 10 or so kilometers away and west of White Beach. The village is a project started by the Ayala Foundation which builds native homes for the Iraya people coming down from the hills. The homes are very basic, no electric or running water. They have a community bath house and toilet and have a few community gardens. While I was wandering around, a man showed up in t-shirt, baseball cap, big camera and with a guide so naturally I thought he was a tourist. I passed him and we started chatting. Turned out he was Don Jaime Zoreb de Ayala himself, the wealthiest man in the Philippines, a billionaire a couple times over. It was he and his wife who started the foundation which supports the building of the houses in this village.
Cruiser Notes: Mooring:12 30.2N; 120 57.2E Watch out for reefs!! Mooring was 300 p per night which included use of the service boat, water, showers, and using the club restaurant. Laundry in town on the main road just behind the waterfront, market down the hill into the main town. Fuel by tricycle taxi.